The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand has earned ABET accreditation for all its five Bachelor of Science programs:
- - Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemical Engineering,
- - Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering,
- - Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Engineering,
- - Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering,
- - Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering.
All these programs have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
UOB President, Prof. Elias L. Warrak, expressed his deep pride in this great achievement pursuant to the University's mission and commitment to attain academic excellence and perpetual progress; an achievement “that could have never been realized without the relentless efforts, efficient work, and positive team spirit”. Prof. Warrak added “I applaud the tremendous efforts of FOE Faculty and Staff for realizing this important objective that highlights the academic value of UOB’s Engineering Programs.”
In a statement, Vice President for Internationalization and Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Rami Abboud, said “I’m thrilled to be joining the Faculty of Engineering at a time when we receive the ABET accreditation at the beginning of the new academic year. I strongly believe that this accreditation is a testament to the quality of our faculty programs and the dedication of our staff. I must take this opportunity to give credit to a unique team of dedicated, motivated, skilled, and driven individuals who have worked hard to get this accreditation.” Prof Abboud underlined that receiving this accreditation today means that the Engineering student experience at UOB today satisfies the global requirements of the engineering profession. “This enables our students to have competitive advantage in the market and paves the way to boost the internationalization of our faculty through adding to our rich portfolio of international academic cooperation initiatives.”
Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.
Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,005 programs at over 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries.
More information about ABET, its member societies, and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org
The University of Balamand is one of the top ranked Higher Education Institutions in Lebanon that offers high quality programs.